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Welcome to Hollybush Conservation Centre

NEW Green Woodworking Events!

We have two new Green Woodworking Experience Days - an Introduction to Green Woodwork and a Gate Hurdle Course - both include hot lunch, tea and cakes served fireside! Learn some new skills in the woods!

For more information and bookings, check out our Training page!

'We had a wonderful Sunday learning all things green woodwork. Highly recommended course.' - Green Woodwork Learner

Active After Working Life

Are you over 55, from Bramley or Armley Wards and free on Thursday mornings?

Active After Working Life leaflet

Hollybush Conservation Centre is now hosting sessions from 10.30am - 12noon. Come and be inspired in the grounds of Hollybush, join in gardening, basic woodwork and much much more in a social, relaxed environment.

If you would like more information please contact Katie on 0113 2399922 or email k.parkes@tcv.org.uk.

Volunteering at Hollybush

Now recruiting for Volunteer Officers!

Hollybush Conservation Centre is home to The Conservation Volunteers in Leeds.

You can volunteer with Hollybush every day of the week if you like. There is always something going on, whether its going out with one of our practical teams (Tuesday to Friday every week) to do some hands-on conservation work, supporting our students on the gardening course or helping around the gardens at Hollybush.

This week's tasks:

Friday 19th September: Completing the steps renovation at Upper Moor Quarry in Pudsey, diggiing out, clearing vegetation and re-surfacing

Next week's tasks:

Tuesday 23rd: Scotland Wood Meanwood- continuing the path improvements, digging out, re-surfacing, landscaping and stone pitching AND St Philip's Primary School Middleton - Renovating large area for the children to learn about wildlife including fencing, crazy paving, bench building and landscaping

Wednesday 24th: Scotland Wood Meanwood- continuing the path improvements, digging out, re-surfacing, landscaping and stone pitching AND St Philip's Primary School Middleton - Renovating large area for the children to learn about wildlife including fencing, crazy paving, bench building and landscaping

Thursday 25th: Scotland Wood Meanwood- continuing the path improvements, digging out, re-surfacing, landscaping and stone pitching AND St Philip's Primary School Middleton - Renovating large area for the children to learn about wildlife including fencing, crazy paving, bench building and landscaping

Friday 26th: Planting the shrubs at Staincliffe Primary School to complete the outdoor classroom

See you soon!

How to find us

We undertake a wide range of conservation activities and provide lots of opportunities for volunteers. Hollybush has a unique atmosphere. Our work standards are high but we have a relaxed and sociable approach which makes this a great place to be. Why not join us and discover it for yourself?

Contact our volunteer coordinator Jess to find out how you can get involved today.

What's in it for you?

  • Personal development
  • A stepping stone to a career in the environment sector
  • Learn practical skills
  • Gain experience in volunteer co-ordination and project management
  • Receiving formal training through our training programmes

More information about volunteering

Hollybush Newsletter

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